Many of us are familiar with the importance of stretching. If you took
a physical education class as a kid, your teacher probably instructed
you to always stretch prior to and after exercise, though you might not
have understood why. Stretching can increase one’s flexibility,
which can also improve your overall health. This does not mean you are
going to become a contortionist or beat everyone at Twister, especially
since everyone’s needs and abilities are different, but it will
mean that you will reap benefits that will contribute to your overall
In order to benefit from stretching exercises and increase your flexibility,
you will have to remain committed to it. This means you will need to stretch
at least three days a week or, ideally, every day if possible. Consider
activities such as yoga or Pilates.
Factors that determine how flexible you are and how flexible you will become include:
- Conditions such as arthritis
Regardless of whatever limitations your body might present, anyone can
benefit from stretching exercises. To know which exercises will work best
for you, consider working with a physical therapist to ensure you are
getting the most out of these exercises.
What can flexibility do for your health? Well, those who suffer from extreme
inflexibility, are at an increased risk for injuries and often experience
more difficulty in everyday tasks due to poor range of motion.
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At ProFysio, our premier clinic in Monmouth County provides comprehensive
1 on 1 treatment methods that will improve your flexibility, range of
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than two patients an hour to ensure we provide attentive service and no
session is ever rushed. We accept most insurance plans, so do not hesitate
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(732) 333-6360 to request a free consultation with a physical therapist.